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Re: Seeking public feedback for W3C ARIA role=form landmarkmapping


From: Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
Date: Apr 19, 2016 2:03PM

I can see some advantages in making it a part of the region navigation - particularly if the form is not near the beginning of the main region. Of course if there are multiple forms on a page then they would need to be identified with aria-label or aria-labelledby.

Mike Moore
Accessibility Coordinator
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Civil Rights Office
(512) 438-3431 (Office)

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Subject: [WebAIM] Seeking public feedback for W3C ARIA role=form landmark mapping

Currently the W3C ARIA Working Group is looking into a mapping change for the 'form' role as documented at http://www.w3.org/TR/2016/WD-wai-aria-1.1-20160317/#form

At present, the form role is not mapped in the same manner as other landmark roles within the accessibility APIs, which is why certain landmark behaviors such as the ability to jump between landmark regions and other such features are not automatically available with forms.

The current proposal is to remap form in the same manner as other landmarks to enable this functionality in the future, which will automatically apply to HTML form elements through their implicit role mappings to the ARIA role=form API mapping.

So the question for the public is, do people want forms to act in the same manner as other landmarks?

This feedback will be returned to the W3C ARIA WG for further consideration of this proposal.


Bryan Garaventa
Accessibility Fellow
SSB BART Group, Inc.
415.624.2709 (o)